2017 Student Success Scorecard

Foothill College

Foothill College was founded in 1957 as the first of two colleges in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. The 122-acre campus in the city of Los Altos Hills also serves the communities of Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and parts of Sunnyvale. The college is known for its award-winning architecture designed by architect Ernest Kump and landscape architect Hideo Sasaki. In addition to a variety of transfer and associate degree programs, the college offers many career advancement and training courses. Foothill prides itself on providing access to outstanding educational opportunities for all students through basic skills training, career preparation, lifelong learning or transfer.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
29,678

Gender Rate
Female 50.3%
Male 48.4%
Unknown 1.3%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 23.2%
20 to 24 years old 36.3%
25 to 39 years old 28.3%
40 or more years old 12.1%
Unknown 0.1%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 25.7%
Filipino 3.5%
Hispanic 22.8%
Pacific Islander 0.6%
White 34.1%
Two or more Races 4.8%
Unknown 5.2%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 10,917.2
Credit Sections 4,672
Non-Credit Sections 307
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 50.5%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 27.8%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 751:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**27,52128,24128,27929,678
Gender
Female**53.0%50.6%50.6%50.3%
Male**45.9%48.4%48.4%48.4%
Unknown**1.1%1.0%1.0%1.3%
Age
Less than 20 years old**22.1%22.4%22.2%23.2%
20 to 24 years old**31.6%34.1%35.5%36.3%
25 to 39 years old**27.7%28.2%28.5%28.3%
40 or more years old**18.4%15.3%13.8%12.1%
Unknown**0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**3.6%3.6%3.4%3.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Asian**23.8%23.9%24.5%25.7%
Filipino**3.1%3.4%3.5%3.5%
Hispanic**20.9%21.4%22.3%22.8%
Pacific Islander**0.7%0.7%0.6%0.6%
White**37.2%35.5%34.0%34.1%
Two or more Races**4.3%4.8%5.0%4.8%
Unknown**6.2%6.5%6.6%5.2%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**10,581.510,614.510,689.810,917.2
Credit Sections**4,5544,4954,6264,672
Non-Credit Sections**234280263307
Median Credit Section Size**25252424
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**53.3%53.9%50.8%50.5%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****24.9%24.9%*27.8%
Student Counseling Ratio**838:1675:1890:1751:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

48.4% N=477
Gender Rate N
Female 52.9 227
Male 44.1 245
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 47.2 250
20-24 42.3 130
25-39 62.9 62
40 OR OVER 54.3 35
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.8 39
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 64.9 37
FILIPINO 38.9 18
HISPANIC 46.8 154
PACIFIC ISLANDER 16.7 12
WHITE 52.9 174

Remedial English

57.0%
N=877
Gender Rate N
Female 61.5 410
Male 52.8 458
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.4 579
20-24 46.2 182
25-39 41.7 84
40 OR OVER 43.8 32
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.0 83
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 75.0 92
FILIPINO 58.8 34
HISPANIC 51.5 295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 28.6 35
WHITE 65.8 266

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

51.2%
N=301
Gender Rate N
Female 50.5 190
Male 52.8 108
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.5 71
20-24 58.5 65
25-39 40.5 116
40 OR OVER 28.6 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.4 11
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 59.3 140
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 30.4 69
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 56.9 72

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  47.1% N=912 58.6% N=912
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 41.1 479 54.9 479
Male 54.2 424 63.2 424
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 49.2 799 60.5 799
20-24 38.4 73 53.4 73
25-39 21.2 33 30.3 33
40 OR OVER 28.6 * 28.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.4 23 39.1 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
ASIAN 71.0 245 80.8 245
FILIPINO 24.4 45 48.9 45
HISPANIC 26.7 270 39.3 270
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 * 60.0 *
WHITE 47.5 221 57.9 221

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  55.4% N=912 73.1% N=912
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 55.7 479 74.5 479
Male 55.0 424 71.9 424
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 58.3 799 74.8 799
20-24 38.4 73 72.6 73
25-39 27.3 33 42.4 33
40 OR OVER 28.6 * 28.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 52.2 23 69.6 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
ASIAN 54.7 245 75.5 245
FILIPINO 66.7 45 82.2 45
HISPANIC 48.9 270 67.0 270
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 * 40.0 *
WHITE 60.2 221 71.9 221

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

74.3% N=517
Gender Rate N
Female 79.4 248
Male 69.3 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.6 441
20-24 70.8 48
25-39 81.0 21
40 OR OVER 57.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 83.3 12
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 76.9 173
FILIPINO 61.5 13
HISPANIC 66.7 63
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 73.8 206

Persistence Unprepared For College

72.0%
N=642
Gender Rate N
Female 75.2 306
Male 68.5 327
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.0 541
20-24 69.1 55
25-39 59.3 27
40 OR OVER 68.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.3 41
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 80.3 71
FILIPINO 72.7 22
HISPANIC 71.1 218
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 15
WHITE 72.1 229

Persistence Overall

73.0%
N=1,159
Gender Rate N
Female 77.1 554
Male 68.9 591
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.7 982
20-24 69.9 103
25-39 68.8 48
40 OR OVER 65.4 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.7 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 77.9 244
FILIPINO 68.6 35
HISPANIC 70.1 281
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 15
WHITE 72.9 435

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

77.9% N=517
Gender Rate N
Female 80.6 248
Male 75.4 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.0 441
20-24 77.1 48
25-39 76.2 21
40 OR OVER 85.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 12
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 78.6 173
FILIPINO 84.6 13
HISPANIC 76.2 63
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 78.2 206

30 Units Unprepared For College

74.0%
N=642
Gender Rate N
Female 75.8 306
Male 72.5 327
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.3 541
20-24 58.2 55
25-39 63.0 27
40 OR OVER 68.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.7 41
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 87.3 71
FILIPINO 90.9 22
HISPANIC 70.6 218
PACIFIC ISLANDER 53.3 15
WHITE 73.8 229

30 Units Overall

75.8%
N=1,159
Gender Rate N
Female 78.0 554
Male 73.8 591
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.1 982
20-24 67.0 103
25-39 68.8 48
40 OR OVER 73.1 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.8 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.1 244
FILIPINO 88.6 35
HISPANIC 71.9 281
PACIFIC ISLANDER 53.3 15
WHITE 75.9 435

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

77.8% N=517
Gender Rate N
Female 82.3 248
Male 74.6 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 81.0 441
20-24 62.5 48
25-39 52.4 21
40 OR OVER 57.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 12
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 87.3 173
FILIPINO 76.9 13
HISPANIC 66.7 63
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 74.8 206

Persistence Unprepared For College

50.3%
N=642
Gender Rate N
Female 53.3 306
Male 47.4 327
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 53.4 541
20-24 38.2 55
25-39 25.9 27
40 OR OVER 31.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 46.3 41
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 78.9 71
FILIPINO 54.5 22
HISPANIC 38.1 218
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 15
WHITE 55.9 229

Persistence Overall

62.6%
N=1,159
Gender Rate N
Female 66.2 554
Male 59.6 591
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 65.8 982
20-24 49.5 103
25-39 37.5 48
40 OR OVER 38.5 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.9 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 84.8 244
FILIPINO 62.9 35
HISPANIC 44.5 281
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 15
WHITE 64.8 435

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

49.3% N=1,889
Gender Rate N
Female 50.8 986
Male 47.9 878
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.8 308
20-24 51.3 497
25-39 40.9 717
40 OR OVER 34.9 367
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 49.0 51
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 57.1 *
ASIAN 50.1 577
FILIPINO 65.5 58
HISPANIC 46.4 304
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 48.4 770

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

16.8% N=143
Gender Rate N
Female 13.5 74
Male 20.6 68
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 45.9 37
20-24 4.5 22
25-39 4.5 44
40 OR OVER 11.8 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 2.0 50
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 29.4 17
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 20.0 30
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 35.3 34

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+27.3% N=1,498
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 131.3% 372
Fire Academy 10.2% 255
Child Development/Early Care and Education 18.0% 181
Educational Technology 14.7% 158
Plumbing, Pipefitting and Steamfitting 38.0% 82
Electrical 58.0% 81
Graphic Art and Design 36.2% 79
Emergency Medical Services 57.6% 60
Business Administration 137.5% 59
Sheet Metal and Structural Metal 12.4% 46

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 27.0% 660
Male 28.6% 819
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 359.7% 21
20-24 158.6% 378
25-39 25.6% 683
40 OR OVER 10.0% 415
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 19.3% 50
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 19.3% *
ASIAN 75.7% 307
FILIPINO 19.1% 60
HISPANIC 27.8% 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.9% *
WHITE 20.2% 706

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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